[LAU] taking the hint lol, remains keyboard ideas anyone?
klewellen at shellworld.net
Sun Aug 30 21:02:47 UTC 2015
I admit to being more concerned about the ability to interface and produce
what I desire musically then how it feels to play. I can say with 99.9%
firmness though that I do not want to use my computer keyboard for this
I started with acoustic pianos, so yes I like weighted keys, and yes I
would love an 88 key option. I will consider smaller though if for no other
reason than the space.
I can resonate with a real base player finding it hard to play their lines
on a keyboard. still when I am composing baselines in my head, much the
way I compose other things, it is my hope that the lines will translate to
a base chart well enough. I will not know until I try if this makes sense.
On Sun, 30 Aug 2015, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Aug 2015, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>> I do not play on stage, or not yet. Instead my goal with this keyboard or
>> workstation is to generate the parts, piano, base, guitar, even drums?,
> My first question is what kind of feel do you like? weighted keys are
> probably needed for percusive instruments like piano, but for strings, organ,
> and such... maybe not. Personally, as a non-piano player, I prefer
> semi-weighted and use an old DX7. Anyone used to an acoustic piano will
> want/demand a fully weighted keyboard. Someone who has started on a B3 for
> example may not. Also many piano players feel they must have 88 keys. Again
> this is a personal call. Other people who do note at a time composition find
> a two octave mini-keyboard fits their style just fine, some even just use
> their computer keyboard running a virtual midi keyboard in software.
> In general, unweighted keyboards are not velocity sensitive, but semi/fully
> weighted are. Some chart creation sw is able to change velocity into
> meaningful notation.
> As a bass/guitar player, I find it hard to emulate my playing on a keyboard.
> For composing that may not be an issue.
> Len Ovens
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